MILLER: A “generation of idiots”?

“(On Television) all of life is reduced to the common rubble of banality.” – Paddy Chayefski In 1974, news reporter Christine Chubbuck took a .38 revolver and committed suicide on live television. Her network station quickly filled the vacant time slot left by her departure with reruns of “Gentle Ben,” a TV series starring Dennis Weaver…

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